October 15, 2015

RIAA Misleads While Advertising Delivers 54% of Internet Radio Revenue

Every few months a naïve journalist gets misled by a false narrative pushed by someone in the recording industry. Last winter it was the New York Times. More recently, Business Insider fell into a similar trap with its headline: “The music industry has made more money in 2015 from a century old technology than ad-supported streaming.”
June 22, 2015
Taylor Swift vs. Apple Music

Apple Accepts the Worst Deal in Music Streaming – thanks to Taylor Swift

It was a busy weekend. Yesterday, a Taylor Swift Tumblr post explained why she will withhold her 1989 album from the new Apple Music service. A few hours later Apple changed course, decided to incur higher operating costs in perpetuity and is back in Swift’s good graces. Everybody wins? Not likely.
February 12, 2015
Taylor Swift Should Blame Record Label

Artists Should Blame Record Labels, Not Music Streaming

Given Ms. Swift’s very public disagreement about royalties and other articles about small checks that some artists receive, many are left with the impression that music streaming services are unfairly benefiting from musicians’ work. Industry data emerged last week suggesting record labels are the real beneficiaries.